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Union Army signal station, Carrollton, Louisiana: photograph

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Collection MS-2020-021: Union Army signal station, Carrollton, Louisiana: photograph


  • Creation: Not before March 1863

Scope and Contents

View of a Union Army signal station, built in a tree, with a flag-carrying soldier standing on top and other men standing near the base of the tree. A sailing ship and city skyline appear in the background. This image appears in The Signal Corps, U.S.A. in the War of the Rebellion (1896), by J. Willard Brown. Attributed to Jay Dearborn Edwards.


Restrictions on access

Open for research.

Restrictions on use

These materials are made available for use in research, teaching and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. The original authors may retain copyright to the materials.

Historical Note

The Charleston Mercury of March 3, 1863 reported the building of a signal station in the top of an oak tree on the banks of the Mississippi upriver from New Orleans.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 photograph) : salted paper print on card mount ; 17 x 25 cm

Language of Materials

No linguistic content; Not applicable


Purchase from Cowan's Auctions, Inc. in 2020.

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Union Army Signal Station, Carrollton, Louisiana: Photograph
Not before March 1863
Marc Only
Noah Sheola
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Repository Details

Part of the John J. Burns Library Repository

John J. Burns Library
Boston College
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill MA 02467 United States